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A Vase Filled With Water
A Vase Filled With Water
GolferDDS


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Challenge: Water (Advanced Editing I*)
Collection: Duotone
Camera: Olympus E-20P
Location: Home
Date: Dec 14, 2003
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2003

In order to get the lines going verically in the vase I cut out a piece of the backround to the shape of the vase and taped it perpendicularly on to the back of the vase and then filled it with water to get the refraction. Unfortunately, I do not have the proper lighting equiptment and found the best place to take the picture was in the foyer of my house. I used white sheets to diffuse as much of the light as I could but still got some reflection on the vase. Also I was not able to eliminate the barrel effect so that the lines do not appear perfectly straight at the top and the bottom of the picture. I was attempting to get perfect symmetry in the vase as well and took many shots at different angles. This was as close as I could get. I wish I had more time to work on it but the time constraints of work and family crimp my ability to attempt and achieve perfection! If anyone can offer suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.5390
Avg (commenters): 7.7391
Avg (participants): 6.3820
Avg (non-participants): 6.7538
Views since voting: 1948
Votes: 154
Comments: 32
Favorites: 10 (view)


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08/14/2004 06:40:19 PM
This is really clever! Excellent idea!
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12/22/2003 09:08:19 PM
it doesn't make my eyes hurt

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12/22/2003 10:42:05 AM
Amazing shot
Nice to read your explanation
This was one of my 10's
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12/22/2003 09:30:03 AM
I didn't get to making comments this challenge but this was one of my favortites - interesting and striking. Cangratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2003 10:57:44 PM
Really cool...great idea and well done. Now I've got to go try this. Glad you resisted putting a border around this too. Great!
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12/21/2003 10:13:00 PM
interesting theme... this image is actually a bit of a strain to look at :)
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12/21/2003 03:45:36 PM
Makes my eyes hurt. Excellent 10
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12/21/2003 11:32:52 AM
Wow, cool effect :) 9
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12/21/2003 12:20:11 AM
I love the lines and patterns in this shot, nicely done! 9
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12/20/2003 08:55:23 PM
Cool Op-Art, even if it makes my eyes hurt ....
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12/20/2003 02:44:42 PM
Looks like a glass zebra. :) This is one of those images where if you look at it too long you start seeing spots on the wall after. :D Pretty cool.
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12/20/2003 12:39:41 PM
Creative idea. The lighting is really good. I don't like how close together the lines are on the background (makes it kind of hard to look at), but if they were farther apart it wouldn't look as good in the vase.
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12/19/2003 11:15:56 PM
I am really confused. Should i like it because of the creativity, and skill of the shot, or hate it is hard on the eyes and makes me dizzy? I will vote somewhere in beween. Great capture.
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12/19/2003 10:45:20 AM
Really nice idea.
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12/19/2003 06:41:03 AM
Amazing...
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12/19/2003 01:52:42 AM
Now that\'s hard to look at!
TC
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12/18/2003 10:42:40 PM
Interesting. nice focus on the vase.
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12/18/2003 02:26:41 PM
a goldfish in there would have been even cooler

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12/18/2003 11:56:44 AM
WOW ... terrific shot (glad I can now vote!!!)
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12/17/2003 08:33:32 PM
the subtle crookedness really robs strength from this shot. always make sure these things are perfectly straight
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12/17/2003 05:48:13 PM
I always have been impressed with these kind of shots, it is amazing how the water reverses things, and emphasizes others, this is a good shot, the lines are difficult to capture and you did it very well, good job
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12/17/2003 11:21:39 AM
WOW ... I'm going to have to join so I can vote ... this is a "10" in my book ... very creative idea. Well done!!!!
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12/17/2003 06:29:52 AM
A truly cleaver photogaphy. This shows an amazing eye for making ordinary things extrodinary.
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12/16/2003 07:48:59 PM
add color
12/16/2003 03:52:59 AM
This is a great shot, it's like one of those pictures that if you stare at it too long your eyes go weird!

I really like this!! Full marks! [10]
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12/15/2003 10:55:40 PM
Neat idea... an interesting effect. Nice job. :-)
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12/15/2003 12:33:22 PM
Wonderful, wonderful.
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12/15/2003 08:28:37 AM
Very nice abstract. :-) It was a good idea to fill the vase with water and manipulate the stripes this way. Anyway, for my personal taste, stripes get more accent than the water itself. B&W was an excellent choice for this photo.
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12/15/2003 06:55:47 AM
Very much a graphical picture. Unfortunately the horizontal lines are very painful to look at. The reflective lines from the vase is absolutely beautiful. Curves and the symetry of those lines are impressive.
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12/15/2003 03:08:30 AM
Very clever shot indeed. Love it.
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12/15/2003 02:53:02 AM
it hurts my eyes :)

Nice shot, interesting effect
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12/15/2003 12:07:31 AM
Incredible. Very creative, perfectly excecuted and truly unique.
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